Soufien Merzoug is from Sidi Slimane. He obtained his B.A. in English Literature in 2012 from Ibn Tofail University in Kenitra and has always been involved in many different volunteer activities with local NGOs and with his friends in personal initiatives. Upon graduating, Soufien held many positions such as an English teacher at a private school, a money transfer agent and a Moroccan Arabic tutor. Soufien also worked as a Language and Culture Facilitator for the Peace Corps in 2014.